06242741 is referenced by 25 patents and cites 43 patents.

A radiation detection apparatus includes a hand-held probe with a switch assembly removably mounted thereon. The switch assembly having first and second switches, one to initiate transmission of electrical signals representing scintillations detected over a set time period to a remotely located control unit for counting and averaging, and the other to direct the control unit to download and preferably record the counted and averaged scintillation values for further use. The switch assembly has an insulating member for electrically insulating the switches from the probe, and spaced gripping members that releasably grip the probe. A movable stand is provided preferably with a holder for holding the probe. The probe can have a protective cover thereon with a switch assembly mounted onto the probe over the cover.

Title
Radiation detection apparatus
Application Number
9/177636
Publication Number
6242741 (B1)
Application Date
October 23, 1998
Publication Date
June 5, 2001
Inventor
Paul Stoppel
Wayland
MA, US
Timothy N Wells
Ridgefield
CT, US
Richard Scott Rader
Guilford
CT, US
Eric Miller
Fairfield
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 6/00
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